Normandy Road Trip: Perfect 5-Day Itinerary

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Are you ready to embark on a breathtaking journey through Normandy’s historic and scenic landscapes?

This immersive Normandy road trip itinerary captures the rugged beauty of the Normandy coast in France, bringing you the best that Normandy has to offer over 5 fabulous days.

Having lived in France for a year, both house-sitting in the Dordogne and travelling throughout the country during our French motorhome trip, we bring a depth of local insight to this guide that enhances your exploration.

Interspersed with mostly inaccessible, pebbly beaches and breathtaking seascapes, the Normandy coastline has long inspired painters, composers and poets.

Along with its natural ruggedness, the area has a profound historical significance. Normandy is home to Omaha Beach and other key sites from the WWII D-Day Landings, the most extensive seaborne invasion ever undertaken.

Alongside iconic landmarks, this itinerary unveils hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path experiences, such as the tranquil floral village of Saint-Fraimbault and the serene sunset views from Cap d’Antifer, ensuring a journey filled with unique discoveries.

Your Normandy Road Trip Guide

Ready to explore Normandy? This guide will steer you through everything you need to know for a magical road trip, including:

  • Enchanting Towns: Discover the most picturesque fairy-tale towns in Normandy.
  • Travel Tips: Essential advice to enhance your road trip experience in the region.
  • Motorhome Stops: Key spots for campervans with links to facilities, pricing, and reviews.
  • Interactive Map: Navigate your journey with our detailed Normandy road trip map.
  • Driving Tips: Practical insights for navigating France’s roads safely.

Within this itinerary, we suggest you visit the iconic D-Day Beaches.

Join a guided tour to connect you with the pivotal moments of World War II on the very sands that shaped history.

D-Day Beaches Full-Day Tour

If you want to visit the D-Day Beaches, this Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full-Day Tour from Bayeux won the 2023 Viator Experience Award.

With over a thousand 5-star reviews and bookings, this intimate tour is definitely worth adding to your Normandy itinerary.

Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit Omaha and Utah beaches, the Utah Beach Museum and the Normandy American Cemetery.

⭐️ Find out more or Book this award-winning D-Day Tour here | ⭐️ 5/5 Star Reviews | ⏰ 9 hours |🇬🇧🇺🇸🇨🇦

What others had to say about this tour:

This was such an interesting and thorough WWII Normandy trip. I thought I knew a lot going in but learned so much more. ” – Susan_W, Mar 2024

All of it was amazing! This trip was on my late husband’s “bucket list”, and as a former Marine, he was a walking encyclopedia of the war. It was important for me to have the most thorough experience and yet not be in a large group.” — Barbara_B, Apr 2024

🇺🇸 Read more reviews here

Explore with Our Normandy Road Trip Map

How to Navigate Our Normandy Route Map

  1. To use this interactive map effectively, click the square icon in the upper right corner to expand.
  2. A key will appear on the left, guiding you through various locations.
  3. Clicking on any site reveals detailed information about that spot.
  4. Look for motorhome overnight stops marked by a purple circle (🟣) with a Parking icon.
  5. The places we’ve personally visited are also highlighted with orange (🟠) location icons.
Cascading stream with bricked edges
A pretty cascading stream adds to the ambience in Saint-Fraimbault, Normandy ©Lifejourney4two

Planning a Trip to Normandy?

Five-Day Normandy Road Trip

This comprehensive Normandy travel guide provides a day-by-day breakdown of must-visit sites and activities. It also includes great accommodation recommendations, helping you get the most out of your Normandy road trip.

Here’s a summary of the 5 Day Normandy Itinerary

Normandy Road Trip Route

🗓️ Day 1: Mont-Saint-Michel

  • Start your adventure at the enchanting Mont-Saint-Michel.
  • Explore the medieval monastery and experience the stunning views at low tide.

🗓️ Day 2: Bayeux and the D-Day Beaches

  • Drive to Bayeux, explore its medieval centre and the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Visit the D-Day beaches, taking a guided tour of Omaha and Utah beaches.

🗓️ Day 3: Cap d’Antifer and Étretat

  • Experience the dramatic landscapes of Cap d’Antifer and its iconic lighthouse.
  • Continue to Étretat to admire the towering limestone arches and cliffs.

🗓️ Day 4: Sotteville-sur-Mer and Rouen

  • Start at Sotteville-sur-Mer and descend the 231 steps to the pebbly beach.
  • Drive to Rouen in the afternoon. Visit the historical sites including the place where Joan of Arc was tried.

🗓️ Day 5: Giverny

  • Visit Monet’s beautiful gardens and house in Giverny.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Normandy, a region celebrated for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and artistic heritage.

Over five days, this road trip itinerary unveils the best from the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel to the picturesque gardens of Giverny. Tailored for history buffs, nature lovers, and art aficionados alike, each day blends cultural immersion with scenic drives, allowing for a relaxed exploration of Normandy’s dramatic coastlines, historic battlefields, and tranquil gardens.

Discover hidden gems, savour local cuisine, and create lasting memories in this diverse and picturesque region.

Day 1 Normandy Road Trip: Le Mont-Saint-Michel

As we left Brittany in western France and continued our motorhome travels in France, we headed north from Dinan to embark on our Normandy road trip, starting at the enchanting isle of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel – love at first sight, even on a grey day! ©Lifejourney4two

Le Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, features a striking medieval monastery that has historically been a pilgrimage destination. The island’s highest point is crowned by its grand Benedictine abbey.

Located about one kilometre from the mainland at the mouth of the Couesnon River, Mont-Saint-Michel is accessible by a bridge that provides year-round access. Historically, before the bridge was constructed, the fast-moving tide, sand banks, and quicksand played an important part in the island’s defences.

We visited at low tide, so we took the opportunity to walk the bridge across to Mont St Michel’s entrance.

Entry to Mont St. Michel is through the iron portico ©Lifejourney4two

Timing Your Visit and Entry to Mont St Michel

High tides submerge the section of the bridge closest to the entrance for a couple of hours at a time. This may impact your schedule, so plan ahead and check the tide schedules.

Entry to Mont St Michel is free. Once you reach the island, look for the entrance, a huge iron portico. From here, we explored this history and absorbed the views across the mud flats.

View of the bridge back to shore ©Lifejourney4two

Activities at Mont St Michel

  • 🚶🏻‍♀️‍➡️Mont St Michel Walking Tour: If you prefer a more structured visit, consider joining a walking tour of Mont St. Michel. We were content wandering the narrow streets, admiring the medieval houses, shops, and museums. As we were travelling on a tight budget, we chose not to pay an entrance fee to enter the Benedictine Abbey.
  • 🚶‍♂️‍➡️Mud Flaps Tour: On a low tide, you might consider joining a walking tour of the tidal mud flats, which is a safe option given the hidden danger of quicksand. Guides will be well aware of the local tidal changes. The incoming tide can rise by a gob-smacking fifteen metres.

During our visit at low tide, we saw quite a few groups of people walking the tidal mud flats with guides.

Tidal mudflats are able to be walked at low tide ©Lifejourney4two

Parking at Mont St Michel

There is a huge parking area divided into different sections for cars (P5, P6, P7, P10, P11, P12, P13), motorhomes up to 8m in length (P8) and, motorbikes and bicycles (P9).

Getting from the Mainland to Mont St Michel

You have three options for getting to Mont. St. Michel:

  1. Walk: Walk 2.5 kilometres along the bridge connecting the mainland to the island, which takes approximately 50 minutes.
  2. Shuttle Bus: Catch the free shuttle bus from the tourist information centre on the mainland to the island and back again. The journey across the bridge takes about 12 minutes, and the bus frequency is between 5 and 20 minutes. At the Mont Saint-Michel visitor car park, there is a parking fee for vehicles, including motorhomes under 8m length and bikes.
  3. Bicycle: Cycle to the island and park your bike at the designated area near the Fanils entrance.
People in a busy narrow street surrounded by tall old buildings
Mont St Michel’s quaint ‘high street’  ©Lifejourney4two

Overnight Accommodation

🚐 Camping at Mont St Michel

🛌 Accommodation at Mont St Michel


Chez Adèle

✔️ ⭐️ Rating 8.2/10
✔️ Superb Location
✔️ Two Bedrooms

Close to Mont St Michel


Le Relais Du Roy

✔️ ⭐️ Rating 8.1/10
✔️ Great Location
✔️ Breakfast
✔️ Free Wifi

In the area of Mont St. Michel

Le Mont St Michel Sneak Peek Video

You can get a better idea of this amazing place by taking a look at this short clip below.

Le Mont Saint Michel, Normandy Road Trip, France

Day 2 Normandy Road Trip: Bayeux and the D-Day Beaches

🚗 Driving Distance: Mont St. Michel to Bayeux is 115 km, approx. 1 hour 30 mins.

Start your day by heading to the historic town of Bayeux. This town is not only famous for its remarkable Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman conquest of England, but also for its well-preserved medieval city centre, magnificent cathedral, and several war museums that offer a deep dive into the region’s poignant history.

Explore Bayeux

  • Bayeux Cathedral: A stunning example of Norman architecture and the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Bayeux Tapestry Museum: See the iconic 70-meter-long tapestry, an embroidered cloth telling the story of the Norman conquest.
  • Museum of the Battle of Normandy: This museum provides context for the events of June and July 1944, showcasing a comprehensive collection of military paraphernalia and informative displays.

In the afternoon, make your way to the D-Day Landing Beaches, where the largest seaborne invasion in history took place. This area is a poignant reminder of the Allied forces’ valour and the turning point of World War II.

Visit the D-Day Beaches

  • Omaha Beach: Known for its role in the D-Day landings, a visit to Omaha Beach is a moving experience, with several memorials and museums dedicated to the events of June 6, 1944.
  • Utah Beach: Less crowded but equally significant, Utah Beach also hosts a museum that details its strategic importance during the landings.

Join a guided tour to gain detailed insights into the pivotal moments of World War II that unfolded on these sands.

D-Day Beaches Full-Day Tour

Consider booking a spot on the Normandy American D-Day Beaches Full-Day Tour from Bayeux, which has been highly rated by past visitors. This tour provides an expert-led exploration of key WWII sites, including personal stories and strategic discussions.

Tour Highlights:

  • Knowledgeable Guide: Learn the detailed history of each site visited.
  • Small Group Experience: Ensures a more personal and engaging tour.

⭐️ Book this award-winning D-Day Tour here | ⭐️ 5/5 Star Reviews | ⏰ 9 hours | 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇨🇦

End your day by returning to Bayeux, where you can relax and reflect on the day’s profound experiences. Overnight in Bayeux, allow yourself to further explore this captivating area tomorrow or move on to your next destination.

Overnight Accommodation

🚐 Camping at Bayeau

Our Recommendation: Parking du Musée Mémorial de la Bataille de Normandie Bayeux

🛌 Accommodation at Bayeaux

Au Loop Historic Apartments

✔️ ⭐️ Rating 8.3/10
✔️ Kitchen
✔️ Free parking

Possible Detour for Day 2 or add a day to your itinerary: Saint-Fraimbault

If visiting in summer, and you are a lover of pretty towns, then you may like to take a detour or add another day and visit the floral village of Saint-Fraimbault.

It consistently wins the award of ‘four flowers’ in the annual ‘Village Fleuri’ (‘Villages in Bloom’), in which towns throughout France are awarded one to four flowers, with four being the highest accolade.

We visited in Spring and were greeted with an abundance of daffodils and cherry blossoms, but it really comes into its own in the summer.

Saint-Fraimbault pretty autumn colours across lake
Saint-Fraimbault’s trail along the river in Normandy ©Lifejourney4two
cherry blossom on ivy tree
Saint-Fraimbault ©Lifejourney4two

When you are all flowered out, you can enjoy the village’s 3-hectare lake, which offers leisure activities such as paddle boats, fishing, and picnic areas. It is a great way to unwind on your Normandy trip.

water-sports at St Fraimbault
A leisurely lap of the lake, maybe? ©Lifejourney4two

The cheery sound of Saint Fraimbault’s pretty stream can be heard on the walks around town and is a drawcard in itself.

Overnight Accommodation

🚐 Camping at St Fraimbault

Our Recommendation: Aire de Camping-Cars Mairie, St. Fraimbault.

🛌 Accommodation at St Faimbault


Au bout de la Marais

✔️ ⭐️ Rating 8.8/10
✔️ Very comfortable
✔️ Breakfast included

Day 3 Normandy Road Trip: Cap D’Antifer and Etretat

🚗 Driving Distance: Saint-Fraimbault to Cap d’Antifer is 200 km or approx. 2hr 30mins

Take your pick which you do first – and if driving by car you may want to skip Cap d’Antifer.

If you are motorhoming, though, this was a lovely spot to overnight. We’d suggest visiting Etretat first and then coming back to Cap d’Antifer to park up the night.


🚗 Driving Distance: Cap d’Antifer to Étretat is 6 km or approx. 10mins.

Famous for its limestone arche and the 70 metre-tall limestone ‘Needle’, or Aiguille. This particular part of the Normandy coastline abounds with spectacular scenery.

If you look closely at the needle, you may see what many claim to see—the head of an elephant dipping its trunk into the waves. Well, I see the obvious: the needle and a needle eye.

Etretat village and the view of the needle ©Lifejourney4two

On the hill to the north of Etretat and overlooking the village is the neo-Gothic style chapel, Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde. This building is dedicated as a place of worship for the local sailors and has been rebuilt following its destruction in WWII.

We parked our motorhome in a parking spot on top of the hill to soak in the sensational views over Étretat and the Atlantic Ocean.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde , etretat
Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde near Étretat, Normandy ©Lifejourney4two

Close by the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde is the ‘White Bird’ memorial, a tribute to two French aviators who disappeared in 1927 whilst attempting the first aerial crossing of the North Atlantic from Paris to New York. You may like to read this interesting article on that last flight.

White Bird Memorial, Étretat, Normandy Road Trip ©Lifejourney4two
two heads with aviator caps as a design on the brick surface
A fitting tribute to the two missing French aviators ©Lifejourney4two

Close by the famous Etretat cliffs are the Etretat Gardens, an open-air museum of contemporary art entwined in Les Jardins d’Etretat.

You can access the gardens on foot or with the Little Train that leaves from Etretat Town Hall every 30 minutes.

Note: The garden is closed from 21 December to 10 February.

🪷 Reserve Etretat Gardens now and pay later (free cancellation) — Book your entrance ticket and guided plan here

Our first real taste of the beauty of a Normandy coastline was overnighting at Cap d’Antifer. With a lone lighthouse and stunning sheer, white limestone cliffs, Cap d’Antifer is nothing short of spectacular.

Grassy paths follow the clifftops and lead you past old war-time bunkers. Here, it is definitely an even mix of beauty and serenity.

A walking path follows the shape of the cliffs ©Lifejourney4two
Nearby alabaster cliffs of Cap d’Antifer, Normandy road trip ©Lifejourney4two

A distinctive landmark is the 38m high bright, white-coloured, octagonal-shaped Cap d’Antifer lighthouse. Originally built in 1894, it was bombed in 1944 and then rebuilt in 1949.

That’s us parked all alone …Cap d’Antifer, Normandie road trip ©Lifejourney4two

A free campsite is located right outside the gates of the lighthouse and offers a quiet respite.

As the sun sets, the automated lighthouse begins its routine, shining light across the sea just as it has for many years. This is the prime spot to be at sunset, facing west to watch the day’s last light fade away.

A magical sunset at Cap d’Antifer, Normandy road trip, France ©Lifejourney4two

Overnight Accommodation

🚐 Camping at Cap’ d Antifer

Our Recommendation: Phare d’Antifer, free, no facilities. We loved it here.

🛌 Accommodation at Etretat


Chambres d’hôtes Villa l’espérance

✔️ ⭐️ Rating 8.9/10
✔️ Fabulous
✔️ Comfort
✔️ Superb breakfast included

Day 4 Normandy Road Trip: Sotteville-sur-Mer and Rouen

🚗 Driving Distance: Étretat to Sotteville-sur-Mer is 60 km, approx. 1 hour. Sotteville-sur-Mer to Rouen is about 70 km, approx. 1 hour 10 mins.

Begin your day by exploring the picturesque coastal village of Sotteville-sur-Mer. Known for its dramatic chalk cliffs and pebble beaches, this area offers stunning natural scenery.


The white chalk cliffs continue along this poetic coastline, and it’s here, near the charming farming village of  Sotteville-sur-Mer, you can access the beach via a concrete stairway carved between the cliffs. 

Shelley enjoying Sotteville-sur-Mer ©Lifejourney4two

231 steps lead you down to the small pebbly beach that is relentlessly pounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

Stairs down to the beach at Sotteville-sur-Mer ©Lifejourney4two
Sotteville-sur-Mer – spring has sprung ©Lifejourney4two

The steps were once used to transport pebbles from the beach up to the Sotteville-sur-Mer so they could be crushed into emery powder. The fishermen used the steps to access their huts along the beach, which were carved out of the rock.


Rouen is Normandy’s cultural capital, with plenty to see and do there.

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  • Rouen Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen): Visit this Gothic architectural wonder, which has been a subject of Claude Monet’s paintings.
  • Historic Quarter: Walk through the cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses. Don’t miss the Gros Horloge, an astronomical clock dating back to the 14th century.
  • Place du Vieux Marché: The site where Joan of Arc was martyred. It features a modern church dedicated to her and a vibrant market square.
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Contains an impressive collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Velázquez, Rubens, and Géricault.
  • Joan of Arc Historial: This innovative museum offers an immersive experience into the trial and legacy of Joan of Arc, using multimedia exhibits.
  • Tour Jeanne d’Arc: See the tower where Joan of Arc was imprisoned during her trial, adding a tangible connection to the historical narratives explored earlier.

For an in-depth guide around the town, consider a guided walking tour of Rouen with a local.

Overnight Accommodation

🚐 Camping at Rouen

Our Recommendation: Porte de Plaisance

🛌 Accommodation at Rouen

L’Echiquier de Normandie

Rating 9.2/10
✔️ Exceptional
✔️ One-bed apartment
✔️ Historic centre

Shores below Sottevile-sur-Mer ©Lifejourney4two

On our road trip we overnighted at Sotteville sur Mer and had a great sunset with a burst of reds and yellows.

Normandy’s coastal farewell to us. 

 A Normandy sunset, ending a fabulous Normandy itinerary 5 days ©Lifejourney4two

Day 5 Normandy Road Trip: Giverny

🚗 Driving Distance: Rouen to Giverny is about 80 km, approx. 1 hour.

Conclude your Normandy road trip with a visit to Giverny, famous for being the home of Claude Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionist painting.

The village and its surroundings were often featured in his works.

  • Monet’s House and Gardens: Start your day early to avoid the crowds at Monet’s beautifully preserved home and gardens. Explore the vibrant flower beds, the iconic Japanese bridge, and the lily pond that inspired his Water Lilies series.
  • Musée des impressionnismes Giverny: Visit this museum dedicated to the history of Impressionism. In addition to the beautiful artwork, the museum’s garden is a work of art, reflecting the natural themes that characterize Impressionist paintings.
  • Ancient Church of Sainte-Radegonde: This historical church is where Monet is buried. It is a serene spot, often missed by many tourists, offering a quiet moment to reflect on the artist’s life and legacy.

🪷 Giverny and Monet’s GardenBook a Guided tour of Monet’s house and gardens here or read reviews

Overnight Accommodation

🚐 Camping at Giverny

Our Recommendation: We went straight to Paris and stayed on the outskirts at Paris Est. but if you want to stay somewhere nearby, Restaurant les 3 Etangs has great camper ratings.

🛌 Accommodation at Giverny

white house with trees around it

Belle Vue Terrasse

Rating 9.7/10
✔️ Exceptional
✔️ B&B
✔️ Excellent Breakfast

Obviously, there are hundreds of other villages and towns you could visit on your road trip through Normandy. Each offers its own unique charm and historical significance, making them worthy detours.

Best Time to Road Trip in Normandy

Embarking on a road trip through Normandy offers a spectacular showcase of nature’s shifts and historical sites, each with its own charm, depending on the season.

Here’s a breakdown of the best times to plan your journey:

🌸 Spring (March to May):

Spring breathes new life into Normandy with blooming flowers and lush green landscapes, making it a photographer’s paradise.

This season offers mild weather, ideal for exploring outdoor attractions like the charming village of Saint-Fraimbault and the vibrant rapeseed fields that dot the countryside.

Visitor numbers are fewer, allowing for a more relaxed exploration of popular sites like Mont Saint-Michel.

Setting sun illuminating spring flowers on the Normandy coast ©Lifejourney4two

☀️ Summer (June to August):

Summer is the peak tourist season, offering warm weather and extended daylight hours, perfect for long drives along the scenic coast and sunset views over the cliffs of Étretat.

Summer festivals and events, particularly around the D-Day beaches, provide a deep dive into the region’s rich history and vibrant local culture.

🍂 Autumn (September to November):

As the crowds dissipate, autumn presents a wonderful opportunity for a tranquil road trip. The changing colours of the foliage create a picturesque backdrop for drives and walks.

Cooler temperatures and occasional rain enhance the rugged appeal of Normandy’s coastal landscapes, making it a great time for those who enjoy moody, atmospheric settings.

❄️ Winter (December to February):

Though winter is the coldest season, it has its own charm, especially for those interested in experiencing Normandy’s historical sites without the crowds.

Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed, so it’s wise to check in advance.

The region’s Christmas markets and festive decorations add a magical touch to the historical towns.

rapeseed field in Normandy
Bright yellow fields of rapeseed blanket the fields of Normandy in spring ©Lifejourney4two

Each season in Normandy offers unique experiences tailored to different interests and preferences.

Whether you’re capturing the bloom of spring, basking in the summer sun, enjoying the serene autumn, or wandering through winter’s quiet beauty, Normandy’s timeless charm ensures a memorable road trip any time of the year.

Paris to Normandy – Travel Options

1. By Car

Driving from Paris, specifically from Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports, to Normandy generally takes about 2.5 hours, depending on your exact destination in the region.

For instance, reaching Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes approximately 4 hours.

🚘 If you are looking to hire a car then we recommend DiscoverCars.


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2. By Train

The TGV trains depart from Paris’ Gare Saint Lazare to various towns and cities in Normandy multiple times a day. The journey can take between 1 to 2 hours. However, if you’re planning to visit more rural areas, a car might be preferable since bus connections can be infrequent.

Train and bus tickets can be booked through SNCF, France’s national rail network provider.

Cap d’Antifer lighthouse, Normandy ©Lifejourney4two

Motorhome / Campervan Rental for Road-Tripping Normandy

We hired a campervan through Motorhome Republic, who find the best deal for you in whatever country or region you need to hire a van, and they have great customer service.

So, if you are thinking of renting a motorhome, it’s definitely worth the time to get an online quote here, and it’s free. You won’t regret it for your 5 days in Normandy and beyond.

Thinking of hiring a camper in France?

We recommend using Motorhome Republic to find you the best deal.

They do all the hard work for you and are available 24/7 to help you.

We used them when renting for 12 months in Europe and not only was the customer service excellent but they were able to find us better offers than when we approached the companies ourselves.

✍️  Get an Instant quote from Motorhome Republic today

Here are some insightful articles filled with practical tips for driving a motorhome in Europe:

  1. Campervanning in Europe
  2. Tips for Motorhoming in Europe
  3. Campervan Accessories

These articles provide thorough guidance to help you navigate your European road trip confidently.

Our motorhome at Cap d’Antifer, Normandy ©Lifejourney4two

Normandy Road Trip: What You Need to Know About Driving in France

  • In France, you drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • You will need to have the following documents:
    • Drivers licence (An international driver’s licence isn’t required)
    • Vehicle insurance
    • Vehicle registration document
    • Passport
  • You are also required to have the following in your vehicle:
  • If your vehicle has a right-hand steering wheel, adjust the headlight beams or use beam deflectors to prevent dazzling other drivers. The easy way around this is to purchase a set of cheap beam deflectors for the front beams.
  • Many of the motorways have tolls. To avoid toll roads, set your GPS accordingly or use to plan routes and check toll costs.
  • Speed Limits in France are as follows unless otherwise signposted and on dry roads
    • 130 km/h (80 mph) on toll motorways
    • 110 km/h (68 mph) on dual carriageways and motorways without tolls
    • 80 km/h (50 mph) or 90km/h (55 mph) for single and dual carriageway country roads (it is at the discretion of the local provincial government as to which speed it adopted)
    • 50 km/h (31 mph) in towns. The sign with the town name indicates the start of the speed limit, and when departing, the name has been struck through
Saint Fraimbault spring colours, 5 day roadtrip Normandie ©Lifejourney4two

Our Normandy Road Trip … That’s a Wrap

Our journey through Normandy offered a blend of history, stunning landscapes, and charming coastal towns. From the iconic Mont Saint Michel to the breathtaking cliffs of Étretat, each destination provided a unique glimpse into the region’s allure.

A road trip through Normandy is an excellent way to explore the best of France’s rural and coastal beauty.

Do you have any favourite spots in Normandy? Drop us a comment below.

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Lars, grew up in the Australian countryside and discovered his love for nature early on. Leaving Australia at 20, he began a life of travel and exploration. As a co-owner of Lifejourney4two with Shelley, Lars captures their journeys through his photography. Join him here and see the world through his lens.

3 thoughts on “Normandy Road Trip: Perfect 5-Day Itinerary”

  1. Great journey guys.. congratulations on the feature and we look forward to your African ones. Cheers Mark & Kerry. (MKMHERE)


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